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Chris Davis

Davis signs for 7 years, $161 million with Orioles

Chris Davis slipped on the Orioles jersey with No. 19 on it, smiled broadly and said, "Feels familiar."

After spending much of the offseason wondering if he would continue his baseball career in Baltimore, Davis formally signed a $161 million, seven-year contract Thursday, a deal that includes $42 million in deferred money that won't be fully received until he is 51.

The deal was announced in a news conference at Camden Yards, where the reigning major league home run king has been hitting long balls for the Orioles since the middle of the 2011 season.

"Not only do I get the opportunity to spend the majority of my career in one place, but the opportunity...